Search Regex

Description

Search Regex adds a powerful set of search and replace functions to WordPress posts, pages, custom post types, and other data sources. These go beyond the standard searching capabilities, and allow you to search and replace almost any data stored on your site. In addition to simple searches you have the full power of PHP’s regular expressions at your disposal.

You can use this to do things like:
– Help migrate a site from one domain to another
– Update URLs in links and images
– Perform site-wide changes

Search Regex handles small and large sites.

What can I search?

You can search:
– Posts
– Pages
– Any custom post type
– Comments (including spam)
– Users
– Meta data
– WordPress options
– Supported plugins (such as Redirection)

Full regular expression support is provided, and you can capture data and use it in the replacement.

Replace Matched Data

Once a match has been made you can replace it with a popup replacer. You can also replace all matches in a database row, and you can replace all matches across your database.

Additionally, if you need to make your change with context of the surrounding content you can use the inline editor to edit the full context.

Support

Please submit bugs, patches, and feature requests to:

https://github.com/johngodley/search-regex

Please submit translations to:

https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/search-regex

Documentation

Full documentation can be found on the Search Regex site.

Screenshots

  • Search options
  • Inline search and replace
  • Inline editor

Installation

The plugin is simple to install:

  1. Download search-regex.zip
  2. Unzip
  3. Upload search-regex directory to your /wp-content/plugins directory
  4. Go to the plugin management page and enable the plugin
  5. Configure the options from the Tools/Search Regex page

You can find full details of installing a plugin on the plugin installation page.

Reviews

སྤྱི་ཟླ་བརྒྱད་པ། 10, 2020
Save a lot of headaches.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་བདུན་པ། 23, 2020
Thank you for this amazing plugin. It really helped me save time. Thanks again.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་བཞི་པ། 4, 2020
Highly recommended plugin for fast and easy search and replace on WP sites.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་བརྒྱད་པ། 21, 2018
The documentation is really poor. For simple things it will probably help you out. For what I'm trying to do it just doesn't seem to work without any explanation. Hard to know if I'm using it wrong, if it just doesn't support regex features I need (same regex works elsewhere), or if the plugin is not fully compatible with newer versions of php. Some expressions return a few matches then give me an error: Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined method SearchRegex::base_url()...
སྤྱི་ཟླ་བརྒྱད་པ། 17, 2018
The interface is simple yet useful. Particularly, I appreciated the Replace feature allowing me to preview the changes before committing them to the database. It was quick and painless! 🙂
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Contributors & Developers

“Search Regex” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Search Regex” has been translated into 4 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

2.3.3 – 13th September 2020

  • Fix replace in ‘all post types’
  • Fix duplicate sources when deselecting a post source

2.3.2 – 8th September 2020

  • Fix locale pluralization throwing an error

2.3.1 – 7th September 2020

  • Fix locales not loading
  • Fix startup error on some sites

2.3 – 6th September 2020

  • Add option to set a default preset
  • Fix global replace not working in post meta
  • Fix replace value not being used in a preset

2.2.1 – 22nd July 2020

  • Fix regular expression search having no pagination buttons
  • Fix saving a preset with no search phrase showing an error
  • Fix inline editor not working on sources with an underscore
  • Add edit link for TablePress tables
  • Increase maximum per-page size

2.2 – 18th July 2020

  • Add presets
  • Save a search as a preset
  • Lock fields in a search
  • Create custom search templates
  • Fix post meta search

2.1 – 6th June 2020

  • Support searching and replacing in multiple sources
  • Improve regex search and replace speed
  • Row actions have moved to a dropdown
  • Fix HTML entities in row titles
  • Handle unknown post types
  • Fix global replace showing 0% progress
  • Add Japanese locale
  • Add Dutch locale

2.0.1 – 11th May 2020

  • Comment title now takes you to comment page
  • Improve regex performance when data has large gaps
  • Use correct contact address
  • Support \1 as well as $1 in regular expression captures

2.0 – 9th May 2020

  • Release version 2.0, a ground-up rewrite
  • Handles any size of database without memory issues or server timeouts
  • New and responsive UI with inline replacing of individual phrases
  • Match replacements are updated in real-time, including regular expressions
  • Edit an entire database row with the inline editor
  • Supports custom post types
  • Groups columns from one database together
  • Search in third-party plugins (currently Redirection)
  • Improved regular expressions without needing delimiters

1.4.16 – 21st Nov 2014 and before to 2007

  • Old versions